Cervical Screening Awareness Week

It’s Cervical screening (Smear Test) awareness week form 20th – 26th June

Cervical screening is a free health test available on the NHS as part of the national cervical screening programme. It helps prevent cervical cancer by checking for a virus called high-risk HPV and cervical cell changes. It is not a test for cancer.

In the UK, you are automatically invited for cervical screening if you are:

  • between the ages of 25 to 64
  • registered as female with a GP surgery.

You are invited for cervical screening because evidence shows that the benefits of the test outweigh any risks. Along with the HPV vaccine, cervical screening is the best way to protect against cervical cancer and prevents over 7 in 10 diagnoses.

Across the UK, cervical screening invites are being sent. If you have an invite, or had your test cancelled because of coronavirus, you are now able to book an appointment.

For more information please visit: www.jostrust.org.uk/cervical-screening